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Onyx Path: M20 Technocra – See, Ya Later! [Monday Meeting Notes]

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This Thursday we are saying bye to the Deluxe M20 Technocracy Reloaded Kickstarter! It’s been a great campaign, and our Kickstarter concierge, James, has been the epitome of good humor and helpfulness. Which is really not surprising since that has been how he has handled all of our KSs since he came aboard.

As of this writing, we’re over $167,000 and at 2022 backers! We’ve achieved 20+ Stretch Goals, which I go into more detail on in the Kickstarter section in the Blurbs! below, but I’m super excited about the TR Players’ Companion project that has been created with sections on:

  • Constructs and Symposiums (and then expanded by a later SG)
  • Digital Web 3.0 and the expanded Digital Web 3.0.2.
  • Technomancers’ Toybox 20 and the Q-Division bonus section
  • Unlikely Allies 1, 2, & 3
  • Mission Statement short scenarios

This, to me, is one of the magic bonuses of Kickstarters. Previously, we tabled the idea of a separate Digital Web 3.0 book as not fitting into our schedule – but now, thanks to this KS, we can really focus on the best of the best ideas for its section, there are equally awesome other sections, and backers get the PDF for free.

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If you recall, we had to cancel the last Kickstarter, which was for our new fantasy-genre game Legendlore because of the impact of Covid-19. Which is a phrase you’re going to hear a few more times in the blog today. We didn’t want Legendlore sitting fallow for too long though, so we’ve tweaked the KS and are looking to restart it next Tuesday, June the 2nd at 2pm EDT! Cross with us once more to The Realm!

The thing is, we’ve never before cancelled a Kickstarter, and we’re not completely sure how we should restart it. Not the mechanical Kickstarter process – that we have down! – but things like how best to communicate with our backers from the first attempt, and what effect will seeing our promo stuff again have on possible new backers.

One decision we made was based on the fact that like almost all of our Kickstarters these days, the text for Legendlore was finished before we went to the Kickstarter. Since we had started providing our backers with that text in sections when I made the call to cancel, we just sent backers the rest of the full text. It seemed only fair, and something like a thank you for their support.

That means that just going through that same reveal process isn’t likely to be much fun for those folks who stepped up to support us the first time. We clearly need to be able to find other ways to make the KS interesting and fun for those folks, and if we have to make those adjustments anyway, why deliver the text in stages at all?

So we took the text, made it all into a PDF, and we’re putting it up for free on DTRPG this Wednesday! That way, if you’re interested, and maybe missed the first KS, you’ll have almost a full week to read through the text and see if it sounds interesting enough to back! (Narrator’s Voice: It is.)

Also Actual Plays are coming! Keep an eye out this week and then into the KS month for Actual Plays of Legendlore on our Twitch streams, along with some surprise DMs that are extremely excited to run the game!

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Let The Streets Run Red art by Niko Pope

Meanwhile, I’m going to take this opportunity to give you another problem we’ve encountered that can be blamed on the impact of Covid-19. It seems like over a month ago that I ordered the PoD proof for Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed for Mage: The Awakening 2e. It seems that the package has been lost, and because USPS‘s system is all wonky due to restrictions and manpower issues due to the pandemic, no one was able to warn us or even find where the package is.

Grrr.

Supposedly, a solution has been arrived at, so soooon MtA2e fans!

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TC: Aeon Jumpstart art by Aaron Riley

That’s more of a single-product disruption, but across our happy little industry, convention after convention have cancelled for this year because of the, say it with me, impact of Covid-19. That effects a lot of companies who rely on them as sales venues, and even more now that Gen Con itself has cancelled for 2020. Yikes! So, to the blog reader who posted that I hadn’t updated the Convention Schedule below… well, I was blocking that out because it’s just too sad. It’s no schedule at all.

For us, cons aren’t about the sales, it’s that we enjoy meeting with folks face to face. We enjoy answering questions, spreading the word about who we are and what we do, and demoing our game lines. It’s good business, and it’s fun.

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CofD: Contagion Chronicle art by Luis Sanz

Fortunately, virtual cons do allow a lot of what we value in conventions to happen, as our crew who have sat in on panels and games have reported back to the team. And if you checked out some of the comments when I mused about us doing a virtual con a few weeks ago in this blog, they brought up the fact that some of our community can’t make it to cons, so a virtual meeting is actually better than a location they can’t get to.

Hmmm.

Finally, just want to mention that we are doing our next round of Developer Town Halls again next week, so once again, if you have any questions I will pass them on to our developers: the keepers of our-

Many Worlds, One Path!


Blurbs!


Kickstarter!

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With only a couple of days left, the M20 Technocracy Reloaded Kickstarter has passed 2000 backer operatives, is over 400% funded, and has achieved a massive TWENTY Stretch Goals consisting of a Storytellers Screen unlock, an unlock of more original Mage PDFs, Backers’ Exclusive T-Shirt, Wallpaper, 2 Novellas, a Jumpstart with Starter Characters, and building the Technocracy Reloaded Player’s Companion PDF:

  • Constructs and Symposiums (and then expanded by a later SG)
  • Digital Web 3.0 and the expanded Digital Web 3.0.2.
  • Technomancers’ Toybox 20 and the Q-Division bonus section
  • Unlikely Allies 1, 2, & 3
  • Mission Statement short scenarios

Highlights of M20 Technocracy Reloaded include:

  • An Operative’s Handbook that provides a detailed overview of life in the Technocratic Union, describing the organization of the Union, the Conventions, and the roles that sympathizers, extraordinary citizens, and Enlightened Operatives play in the overall structure of the Technocracy.
  • An examination of Technocratic initiatives on a global scale.
  • Devices, procedures, and hypertech used by the Technocratic Union that explores the Enlightened Science, allowing operatives to apply similar effects in the field, if they have sufficient understanding of the principles that allow these gadgets to function.
  • A comprehensive list of citizens, cyborgs, operatives, progenitor creations, and allies to use as NPCs.
  • Storyteller support that explores story seeds and metaplot to shape a chronicle for their needs.

Next Kickstarter: Next week, on Tuesday, June 2nd at 2pm Eastern US time, return with us to The Realm of Legendlore!

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Grab your friends and escape to another world!

You’ve found an enchanted portal — a transition point — between worlds. The portal, called a Crossing, takes you to a world you thought only existed in novels and films: a magical land where dragons roam the skies, orcs and hobgoblins terrorize weary travelers, and unicorns prance through the forest. It is a world where humans join other peoples such as elves, trolls, dwarves, changelings, and the dreaded creatures who steal the night. It is a world of fantasy — of imagination.

It is the Realm.

It is Legendlore.


Onyx Path Media!

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Once More Unto The Breach with more exciting Scion Actual Play with the Terrific Trio!

As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/

The Technocracy are back for another lesson on Tuesday, May 26th at 9 PM EDT on the Onyx Path Publishing Twitch Channel. twitch.tv/theonyxpath

Watch the stream. Learn. Apply what you learn. Form Consensus.

Red Moon Roleplaying continue their actual play of Technocracy Reloaded right here: https://youtu.be/Ejadz0UxAqE
Tune in to this one for unusual and alarming Paradox effects!

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Come tune in to our Twitch channel for a schedule including:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Chicago by Night Noir
  • Behind the Screen: Chronicles of Darkness
  • Pugmire – Paws & Claws
  • Changeling: The Lost – Littlebrook Reunion
  • Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale
  • Mage: The Awakening – Occultists Anonymous
  • Scarred Lands – Purge of the Serpentholds
  • Dark Eras Werewolf: The Forsaken – Fractured Territories

Get watching for some fantastic insight into how to run these wonderful games

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You can subscribe to our channel over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath to catch up with any episodes you missed!

Come take a look at our YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/theonyxpath, where you can find a whole load of videos of actual plays, dissections of our games, and more, including:

Onyx Path News: https://youtu.be/5V13ybdnSeA

Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale: https://youtu.be/XzsGiAD28HQ

Scarred Lands: Purge of the Serpentholds: https://youtu.be/DeqXI6yHRc0

Mage: The Ascension – Technocracy Reloaded: https://youtu.be/JPjV53Pnykg

Hunter: The Vigil – Hometown Heroes: https://youtu.be/b9dH7c1e6N0

Changeling: The Lost – Littlebrook Reunion: https://youtu.be/foWnoLCl0RI

Vampire: The Masquerade – Blood City Chicago by Night: https://youtu.be/apfUcZvnKGU

Chronicles of Darkness – Seattle by Streetlight: https://youtu.be/POpwhdnZVZw

Subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online!

The 307 RPG Podcast released an episode all to do with the Archetypes in They Came from Beneath the Sea!:  https://307rpg.com/?p=282

The Botch Pit have released a wonderful new guide for Geist: The Sin-Eaters right here. Do give them a like and a subscribe: https://youtu.be/LzjngqtuQW8

Vorpal Tales commenced an actual play of They Came from Beneath the Sea! over on their Twitch channel! Find them here: https://twitch.tv/vorpaltales

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Utility Muffin Labs, home of the 25 Years of Vampire: The Masquerade podcast, have released a glowing review of The Chicago Folios right here: https://utilitymuffinlabs.com/25-years-of-vampire-the-masquerade?author=51a88e2ee4b035d1810e13fe

The Story Told Podcast continue with the third episode of their Demon: The Descent series right here: https://thestorytold.libsyn.com/the-aggregate-choir-file-3 In our penultimate episode of Demon, the Unbound try to get to the root of the God-Machine’s plan in East Berlin…  

Occultists Anonymous are back with their amazing Mage: The Awakening series:

Episode 100: Reaching Beyond 
We return to the Rookery cabal after 6 months have passed. Songbird has traveled deep into the Astral Realm, while new problems start to plague the Rookery, and the search for the Fifth Grimoire continues.
https://youtu.be/974GF7SyCTE

Episode 101: New Mysteries
Atratus investigates the oddly empty graveyards and cemeteries in Jersey City. Songbird goes to speak with her mentor, Hadramiel, about making a new Dominion and they come up with a terrible idea. Wyrd keeps an eye on most of Manhattan from her new command center.
https://youtu.be/IdDC0LvOIDU

Please check these out and let us know if you find or produce any actual plays of our games! We’d love to feature you!


Electronic Gaming!

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As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.)


On Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble).

If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction!

Our selection includes these latest fiction books:

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Our Sales Partners!

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We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

We’ve added Prince’s Gambit to our Studio2 catalog: https://studio2publishing.com/products/prince-s-gambit-card-game

Now, we’ve added Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost

Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online

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Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/

And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And now Scion Origin and Scion Hero and Trinity Continuum Core and Trinity Continuum: Aeon are available to order!

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As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com!


On Sale This Week!

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This week, we’re doing something really different! The text only PDF for Legendlore crosses into our world via DriveThruRPG on Wednesday!

With the Kickstarter restarting next Tuesday, download and read this PDF beforehand and you too can be transported to The Realm through Legendlore!

Also on Wednesday, we offer Part 3 of Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad, for the Scarred Lands on DTRPG!

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Conventions!

Though dates are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, here’s what’s left of our current list of upcoming conventions (and really, we’re just waiting for this last one to be cancelled even though it’s Nov/Dec). Instead, keep an eye out here for the virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with:

PAX Unplugged: https://unplugged.paxsite.com/


And now, the new project status updates!

Development Status from Eddy Webb! (Projects in bold have changed status since last week.):

First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep.)

  • Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)
  • Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)
  • Trinity Continuum: Anima

Redlines

  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide To Magick (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary)
  • V5 The Faithful Undead (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • V5 Trails of Ash and Bone (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • V5 Forbidden Religions (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)

Second Draft

  • Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • Dearly Bleak – Novella (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Under Alien Suns (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)

Development

  • TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core)

Manuscript Approval

  • Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Post-Approval Development

  • Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)

Editing

  • Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition)
  • Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • TC: Aberrant Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Trinity Continuum Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum)
  • Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • LARP Rules (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From!)
  • Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)

Post-Editing Development

  • City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars)
  • W20 Shattered Dreams Gift Cards (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th)
  • Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Monsters of the Deep (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Legendlore core book (Legendlore)
  • Pirates of Pugmire KS-Added Adventure (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Terra Firma (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e)

Indexing


Art Direction from Mike Chaney!

In Art Direction

  • Scion Titanomachy
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror
  • WoD Ghost Hunters – KS final art: One more piece coming in still.
  • Aberrant – Almost all AD’d, finally. Some amazing comic art. Signing off on sketches.
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e
  • Mummy 2
  • Deviant – Dividing up among current artists.
  • Legendlore – Creating text preview PDF.
  • Technocracy Reloaded (KS)
  • Cults of the Blood God – Rolling along.
  • Scion: Dragon – Waiting on art notes.
  • Masks of the Mythos – Waiting on art notes.
  • Scion: Demigod – Reviewing art notes.
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! (KS) – Waiting for sketches.

In Layout

  • Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad
  • Vigil Watch
  • TC Aeon Terra Firma – Over to Josh.
  • V5 Let the Streets Run Red – Working on it.
  • Pugmire Adventure

Proofing

  • Trinity Aeon Jumpstart – New artist taking care of finishing missing art.
  • TCFBTS Heroic Land Dwellers – Inputting backer errata.
  • Lunars: Fangs at the Gate – Gathering Backer PDF errata.
  • Scion Companion – Just waiting for one tweaked piece.
  • Contagion Chronicle – Corrections with Josh.
  • Cavaliers of Mars: City of the Towered Tombs
  • Magic Item Decks (Scarred Lands)
  • Yugman’s Guide Support Decks (Scarred Lands)

At Press

  • Night Horrors : Nameless and Accursed – PoD proof on the way. See the story about this above.
  • TCFBTS Screen and Booklet
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea!
  • Creature Collection 5e – Prepping PoD.
  • Pirates of Pugmire – Errata input.
  • Pirates of Pugmire Screen
  • Duke Rollo Book – Prepping PoD.
  • Buried Bones: Creating in the Realms of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire) – Prepping Advance PDF.
  • Yugman’s Guide to Scarred Lands PDF #3 on sales Weds on DTRPG.
  • Legendlore text only PDF free on DTRPG on Weds.

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

Today in the US is Memorial Day, the holiday set aside to remember those who gave their lives for our country. As always, as I sit to write this on a Monday – as the holiday is always on the last Monday in May – I wonder at the fact that none of my friends in the armed services paid that ultimate price. Nor any family members going back several generations. They did their service, and they came home. Today is the day for those who did not.

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